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Creating paper cut-out style art in Procreate

I love making art on my iPad, but I often miss that raw, hand-made aesthetic I used to get before I started making digital art. Lately I’ve been experimenting with creating paper cut-out style art in Procreate, and I’m digging the results. Here’s an example:

And here’s another cut-out style piece I created inspired by a prompt on Twitter:

To create this look in Procreate, I start with a simple sketch, then use layer masks to turn a shape on a layer into something that looks like a piece of apper. I learned about this technique in this short video:

A fun responsive counterweight combo

I went on a long hike with some friends recently and found this trick as I was walking around. I was carrying something in my left hand, so I kept trying to find one-handed yo-yo tricks I could do with my right hand. I ended up finding a nice back-of-the-hand stall that also worked well with a responsive/counterweight set up.

Here’s a look at just the stall

These types of back of the hand stalls aren’t knew, I just like the aerial toss into a stall. You can see another version a counterweight back of the hand stall in this old video of mine too (around three minutes in).

Performing Dr. Strange while listening to “People Are Strange” and using a Dr. Strange filter

Dr. Strange is an older trick of mine that I thought I should start doing again since there’s a whole Dr. Strange movie happening now.

I’m in the National Yo-Yo Hall of Fame!

Something cool happened recently, I was inducted into the National Yo-Yo Hall of Fame. I even got a cool plaque!

They also made this short video about me:

Here’s the longer video with all of the 2021 National Yo-Yo Hall Of Fame inductees: